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ERIC Number: ED113936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 7
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The Junior College Foreign Language Teacher: A New Renaissance Person?
Thomas, Rosemary Hyde
Many junior college foreign language teachers work in schools which serve a large proportion of nontraditional students. A primary reason for low language program enrollments is that these students often believe that foreign language study is difficult, or uninteresting, or they actually fear participation; their cultural and travel experiences, too, may be limited. Instructors, on the other hand, feel that their cultural training is going to waste. The answer may lie in using a different kind of expertise. Some success has been shown with classroom studies of foreign language-based cultures in the western hemisphere, such as Chicano civilization. The teacher equipped with other skills and community interests that can be combined with proficiency in language instruction may be the most successful in coping with the pedagogical, sociological, and economic realities of junior college teaching. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper prepared for Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Chicago, Illinois, November 1975)